Average Ticket Prices
Steve Miller Band $58.85      Railroad Earth $28.56      The Time Jumpers $27.15      Celtic Woman $57.76      Charlie Wilson $61.99      Dailey & Vincent $23.58      Lorde $44.80      Old Crow Medicine Show $36.22      Porter Robinson $35.51      John Hiatt $60.04      Odesza $13.81      The Avett Brothers $46.18      Hedley $44.65      The Band Perry $42.43      Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors $16.01      The 1975 $19.88      Santana $86.62      Reverend Horton Heat $21.51      Tommy Emmanuel $39.66      Mannheim Steamroller $56.73      Blue Man Group $56.67      Casting Crowns $31.11      Volbeat $38.81      Kanye West $87.63      Tesseract $14.49      Pat Metheny Unity Group $58.96      Pink Floyd Experience $37.19      "Experience Hendrix" $67.25      Ingrid Michaelson $28.74      The Polish Ambassador $17.06      Eli Young Band $28.74      Zac Brown Band $52.48      Get The Led Out - The American Led Zeppelin $28.33      Phillip Phillips $38.79      Broken Bells $34.59      Rain - A Tribute To The Beatles $47.71      Panic! At The Disco $34.27      Merle Haggard $52.90      Elton John $102.52      Widespread Panic $46.06      Michael Bublé $85.20      Brett Kissel $25.90      The Neighbourhood $26.38      Ron White $51.60      Brett Dennen $22.27      Sevendust $25.24      Randy Rogers Band $24.02      Brit Floyd $40.91      Five Finger Death Punch $40.15      Switchfoot $23.59      
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The Closing Bell

05:01 PM Thursday 5/8/08 |   |

We wrap up the day with new listings for B.B. King, Joseph Arthur, Pat Benatar and Mary J. Blige, plus links to stuff about Live Nation, DRM, Martha Reeves, perfect beats and copyright czars!

Overnight Sensation …

You'll feel a heckuva lot better once you read the following items scheduled to post sometime between now and tomorrow morning:

Finally, A Truly Sweet Tour - The '70s glam-rock band hits the road - in two configurations.

High Sierra Lineup Announced - Bob Wier and RatDog, Gov't Mule, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Built to Spill are just a few of the artists on tap for this year's festival.

Link-O-Rama …

Live Nation releases first quarter 2008 results - LiveNation.com

RIAA says DRM ain't dead (even though it might smell bad) - CNET / News.com

U.S. House of Representatives passes legislation creating "Copyright Czar." - InfoWorld

Some of the equipment stolen from Martha Reeves' home surfaces in Detroit pawn shop - The Detroit News

The never-ending search for the perfect beat - Guardian U.K.

For those of you who live and die by lists, here's Europe's top 20 best music festivals, according to The Times Online U.K.

Dates, Dates & More Dates …

We just posted new summer and fall additions for B.B. King. New listings for one of the greatest guitarists that ever lived include July 29 in Roanoke (Virginia), September 7 in Phoenix (Arizona), October 2 in Toledo (Ohio), October 5 in Branson (Missouri) and October 7 in Wichita (Kansas).

Mary J. Blige adds New Zealand to her trip Down Under. The lady plays Auckland on June 16 and Wellington on June 17.

Joseph Arthur plays the U.K. in June and North America in July. United Kingdom dates include Nottingham on June 12, Glasgow on June 16 and London on June 19. North America shows include Montreal on July 4, Boston on July 9, Philadelphia on July 10, West Hollywood on July 15 and San Francisco on July 18.

And we have a couple of new dates for Pat Benatar - August 24 in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and August 29 in Lincoln, Rhode Island.

During the day we also updated the schedules for Madonna, Tina Turner, Backstreet Boys, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Merle Haggard, Sammy Kershaw, The Four Tops, Blondie, STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector 9), London After Midnight, Ted Nugent, Israel Vibration, Nick Gilder, Ashlee Simpson, Umphrey's McGee, My Morning Jacket, Peter Frampton, Chris Rock, Three Dog Night, Eddie Izzard, Bill Cosby, Bang Tango, The Dickies, Tommy Womack, plus thousands and thousands of artists and bands that, unfortunately due to space and time limitations, we cannot mention here. However, we are working on the problem, and we hope to place our listings in a new space / time continuum in the near future. Or past. Guess it all depends on perspective.

So that's our story for Thursday, May 8, 2008. We want to thank you for being you, and we hope you'll still be you tomorrow. Adios!

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